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A curvilinear grid.

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Noun

Singular
grid

Plural
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  1. A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.
  2. A system for delivery of electricity, consisting of various substations, transformers and generators, connected by wire.
    You can't turn off the building from here; you have to shut down the whole grid. — line from the motion picture Die Hard
  3. (computing) A system or structure of distributed computers working mostly on a peer-to-peer basis, such structures being known as a computational grid or simply grid computing, and used mainly to solve single and complex scientific or technical problems or to process data at high speeds (as in clusters).
  4. (cartography) A method of marking off maps into areas.

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Verb

Infinitive
to grid

Third person singular
grids

Simple past
gridded

Past participle
gridded

Present participle
gridding

to grid (third-person singular simple present grids, present participle gridding, simple past and past participle gridded)
  1. To mark with a grid.
  2. To assign a reference grid to.

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